The Container Terminal at Visakhapatnam port has
achieved a record of sorts when it performed the highest productivity level of
102 moves an hour on vessel M V Varda on October 31st, setting a new Bench Mark
in productivity levels in Container Handling in the industry.
The terminals in this part of the country handled
on an average 70 to 80 moves an hour. The achievement by the Visakha Container
terminal in the Andhra Pradesh Port was possible due to the commissioning of
new quay cranes which helped to enhance productivity.
At the Visakha Container Terminal, the terminal
infrastructure and IT systems are constantly enhanced to provide faster and
cost-effective trade solutions to customers. With the successful implementation
of the new equipment, VCT has augmented capacity and enhanced operational
efficiency at the terminal, resulting in faster turnaround of vessels, thus
giving the opportunity for more container services to call at Visakhapatnam.
Through high productivity, VCT facilitates faster
movement of shipments, thereby reducing the cost of logistics and improving
effectiveness of the supply chain for the ex-im trade.